Online LVN to BSN now approved in Calif? How true?

  1. 0 hi all,

    last jan. 22nd, i received an email or e-brochure indicating that the lvn to bsn through college network & indiana state university through a partnership with sonoma state univ in california for the clinical portion is now approved for calif lvns by the ca board of nursing. here's exactly what i received:

    "the lvn to bsn online program has been specifically designed for california nurses through an exclusive relationship between the college network, indiana state university, and sonoma state university. this program is accepted by the california board of registered nursing!
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    discover the advantages of earning your bsn degree through indiana state university:
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    you can complete up to 50% of your course work through self-study using the college network's comprehensive learning modules, and complete your upper-level courses online with indiana state university.
    indiana state university has partnered with sonoma state university to provide students with the opportunity to complete their clinicals locally through the use of california approved clinical facilities. "

    can anyone please tell me what you know about this? how true is this? i want to get any opinion from our members here. otherwise, i will be calling the ca bon, and confirm with them.

    waiting for your comments on this... thanks!
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  3. Visit  NurseCubanitaRN2b profile page
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    That's awesome!!! Finally a school that is accepted in California...now we just need more options....
  4. Visit  erniebobernie profile page
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    I *think* University of Phoenix has a LPN-BSN program in CA. I may be wrong. I will be investigating and will repost once I find more info.
  5. Visit  laizure profile page
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    Beware, it has been confirmed that the LVN to BSN course offered by Indiania State University and Sonoma State University is still pending with the California Board of Registered Nurses. The board is to vote on approval/denial of the program on Feb 16th, 2007.

    Has anyone heard any other official information from the BRN about this program. It would be a real shame if the College network is taking advantage of this.

    Also, there is no official listings on either Indiana State or Sonoma state websites that I can find. It makes me wonder if this is really a fishy marketing campaign from the college network.

    Someone correct me with some more information and the I can verify!
  6. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    Is is so disgusting that there are so many who can not enter the nrsg school pipeline due to a reported lack of school and clinical spaces, lack of facilities and instructors, and this "you scratch our back, we'll scratch your back" arrangement is even being considered? This is the same BRN that came up with their **** reasoning for getting rid of Excelsior as an alternative for CA nrsg students? Two-faced politics here. Wonder what pocket-lining is involved.
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    Quote from caliotter3
    Is is so disgusting that there are so many who can not enter the nrsg school pipeline due to a reported lack of school and clinical spaces, lack of facilities and instructors, and this "you scratch our back, we'll scratch your back" arrangement is even being considered? This is the same BRN that came up with their **** reasoning for getting rid of Excelsior as an alternative for CA nrsg students? Two-faced politics here. Wonder what pocket-lining is involved.

    I agree, and what's even worse is that California wont accept Chamberlain Excelsior, or Kaplan, but they'll accept foreign education through a challenge procedure (review academic record of course)....
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    Quote from erniebobernie
    I *think* University of Phoenix has a LPN-BSN program in CA. I may be wrong. I will be investigating and will repost once I find more info.
    University of Phoenix has an RN-to-BSN that is approved in California, but not an LVN-to-BSN program.
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    University of Phoenix has an RN-to-BSN that is approved in California, but not an LVN-to-BSN program.
    I had heard that there was an LVN to RN through the Modesto Campus.....I could be wrong...don't quote...
  10. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    Quote from NurseIsANurse
    I agree, and what's even worse is that California wont accept Chamberlain Excelsior, or Kaplan, but they'll accept foreign education through a challenge procedure (review academic record of course)....

    I am not bashing foreign grads here just quoting an official at the Employment Development Department who stated to me that many of those using foreign educational credentials (translated by the auth listed on the application for license) are presenting forged documents and have done so through the years. He said it, this is not something I made up.
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    Quote from NurseIsANurse
    I agree, and what's even worse is that California wont accept Chamberlain Excelsior, or Kaplan, but they'll accept foreign education through a challenge procedure (review academic record of course)....
    Foreign nurses must have a BSN to work in the US, it is not a review of their academic record that is any different than yours would be evaluated.

    It is not a challenge procedure, they have all graduated from an approved school of nursing in their country, or even the US.

    And they qualify to write the same NCLEX-RN exam that you do.....based on their schooling and training and nothing more.
    They are not challenging anything. No nurse anywhere in the world can challenge the NCLEX-RN, all must graduate from an approved school of nursing.

    Please check your facts first.
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    Quote from caliotter3
    I am not bashing foreign grads here just quoting an official at the Employment Development Department who stated to me that many of those using foreign educational credentials (translated by the auth listed on the application for license) are presenting forged documents and have done so through the years. He said it, this is not something I made up.
    If they used forged documents, they get deported. It is very easy to tell who has gone thru a program and who has just bought a license. And this happens in any field, it is not restricted to nursing. And it does happen in the US as well, and with those in medical school.
  13. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Quote from nurseisanurse
    i agree, and what's even worse is that california wont accept chamberlain excelsior, or kaplan, but they'll accept foreign education through a challenge procedure (review academic record of course)....
    every single state in the us accepts foreign nurses for licensure, it is not restricted to ca.

    please check your facts.
  14. Visit  NurseCubanitaRN2b profile page
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    Quote from suzanne4
    Foreign nurses must have a BSN to work in the US, it is not a review of their academic record that is any different than yours would be evaluated.

    It is not a challenge procedure, they have all graduated from an approved school of nursing in their country, or even the US.

    And they qualify to write the same NCLEX-RN exam that you do.....based on their schooling and training and nothing more.
    They are not challenging anything. No nurse anywhere in the world can challenge the NCLEX-RN, all must graduate from an approved school of nursing.

    Please check your facts first.
    Yes, they can challenge the board once they have their BSN in a foreign country....that I already knew...I know my facts and I'm sorry that I didn't make it clear what I meant....In California their academic IS reviewed before they can challenge the BRN at least that's what I was told by a friend of mine who came here from another country....plus it was reviewed once again when she wanted to apply to the MSN program....and she found out she had to take several classes before applying to the MSN program...

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